Hope for Parents in Crazy Times

Hope for Parents in Crazy Times

Hope for Parents in Crazy Times

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In crazy times parents never give up hope. When everything is against hope parents continue to hope. Romans 4:18 says, “Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations…” Life is unpredictable, with many twists and turns. It’s like a great game of football. You never turn the TV off until the clock runs out. It’s never over until it’s over.

Exodus 2:10 says, “When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, ‘I drew him out of the water.’” The name Moses sounds like the Hebrew word for “draw out.” Indeed God drew Moses out of the jaws of death in the nick of time. Let’s marvel at God’s ability to arrange chaotic events to accomplish his beautiful purposes. With pinpoint precision, God put Moses right in the living room of Pharaoh. Raised as a prince in a royal court, he received the most excellent education and training from the brightest scholars. He excelled in mathematics, astronomy, music, history, law, and government. Right under Pharoah’s noes, God was training his future deliverer.

Kids are messy, loud, easily distracted, full of laughter, but they’re also resilient. They bounce back, recover, and keep on trucking. When our oldest daughter was just a toddler, we put her in front of the grocery cart. We were rushing to get into the grocery store and didn’t notice she had stood up. We hit a bump and out flew our little girl, face first right on the parking lot. I could see fire trucks, police, ambulances, and a helicopter in our future. But after some comforting and a popsicle she was fine. Off she ran to tackle the next challenge. Kids know how to believe. The issues we think might hold them back are really grains of sand in their oyster shell that produce pearls of great price. No sand no pearls.

You never know what’s going to happen when a kid comes into the world. Amram and Jochebed had no idea their inconvenient baby would become a hero. Don’t pull the plug, or throw in the towel. Remember every child is a gift from God. You are raising a world changer in your home.

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